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Essendon Keilor College master plan

During the 2010 state election campaign, Labor pledged $10 million to fund an upgrade to Essendon Keilor College. The Baillieu government has consistently refused to match this commitment. In his inaugural address to the Victorian Parliament and in a recent adjournment debate, Ben declared funding..

Backwards Under Baillieu

The Baillieu Government’s second budget is a horror budget for Victorian families who were hoping for a government with a plan to save jobs. Ted Baillieu has failed the test of leadership. This is a Budget of excuses and no solutions. Last year’s Budget was..

Streets To Become Car-Parks Under New Baillieu Plan

The Baillieu Government’s decision to halve the amount of car-parking spaces required for developments will clog up suburban streets and increase the time commuters spend in traffic, Shadow Minister for Planning Brian Tee said today. Planning Minister Matthew Guy has released new conditions that, in..

Carroll Continues Fight For EKC In Parliament

State Member for Niddrie, Ben Carroll has raised the issue of funding for the Essendon Keilor College directly with Education Minister Dixon in the Victorian Parliament. In a debate last week in Parliament concerning Essendon Keilor College, Mr Carroll urged the Education Minister “to create..

New Planning Laws A Threat To Home Values And Amenity

The Baillieu Government is pushing through new laws to give developers free reign in suburban streets, the Shadow Minister for Planning, Brian Tee, said today. Mr Tee said the Baillieu Government would introduce new laws into Parliament next week to set up “Code Assess”, a..